A record breaking sized potato has been spotted in Idaho just south of downtown Boise. The six ton starchy veggie has been causing a flurry of confusion for local Idahoans unsure of what to do with such a spectacular spud. Is it suited more for classic French fries or a mega-sized cheesy scalloped potato dish? We may never know.
Photography by Otto Kitsinger / AP for the Idaho Potato Commission
All jokes aside, the giant potato is real... well, it's not a real potato, it's the retired spokespotato of the Idaho Potato Commission’s Big Idaho Potato Tour – and you can stay the night inside of it! After traveling the country for seven years, the legendary potato has been brought to its final resting place in Boise with a new lease on life. Reimagined by former Big Idaho Potato Tour member Kristie Wolfe, the new spud stay comfortably sleeps two in its chic interior. The bright white canvas is accented by natural wood, blush tones and greenery for a tranquil tater trip. There's no roughing it here, the potato is fully equipped with power and houses a mini fridge and record player to ensure your experience in the potato is sweet. Bonus: a cute jersey cow will be your fuzzy pet for the stay.
The Idaho Potato Commission sums it up best with, "If you love the fluffy feeling you get when you eat Idaho potatoes, you’ll love staying in a giant potato turned cozy, grown-up getaway for two!"